City services impact your life every day.

Each time you visit a park or recreation centre, borrow a book from the library, have your garbage or recycling picked up, drink clean water from the tap, ride the TTC, or have emergency services rush to your aid you are using a City of Toronto service.

The City’s many services keep our homes and neighbourhoods safe and vibrant, encourage business growth and investments, and make Toronto welcoming for people from around the world.

The budget is about setting our collective goals and building a great city – together.

Budget Committee

  Rate Tax
Launch November 15 January 10, 2020
Committee Review November 25 January 15, 16, 17, 2020
Public Presentation N/A January 20, 21, 2020
Wrap-Up N/A January 28, 2020
Budget Committee Final Wrap-Up December 6 February 4, 2020

Executive Committee

Rate Tax
December 11 February 13, 2020

City Council

Rate Tax
Staff Presentation and Final Budget December 17, 18 February 19, 2020


What is a deputation?

A deputation is a short five-minute speech where you can share your comments directly with Budget Committee members.

How long is a deputation?

The usual public deputation speaking time is five minutes. However, when the list of speakers is long, the committee can choose to reduce the speaking time. Prepare speaking notes for approximately three minutes. Try to make all the points you want to make in the time that’s allotted.

Will Councillors ask me questions?

Councillors may ask questions following a deputation.

More information:

Please check back for more details on how to get involved in 2020 budget process including dates and times of the budget deputations.


City Council and Committee meetings take place at City Hall and the Civic Centres.

You are welcome to attend. If you cannot be there in person, you can stream meetings online or watch them on television.

Visit to find out more information or when the next meeting is scheduled.